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Week of October 21
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OFF THE SHELF, Buzz Spector  (source)

B U Z Z  S P E C T O R

The opening reception for Buzz Spector’s A Library for Babel is Friday, Oct. 21, at Anderson Gallery. 

Since the mid-1980s, Buzz Spector has been making art by stacking thousands of books in configurations that are usually architectonic and always enthralling. Since books are made to be read, the loyalties of the art viewer and book reader are divided, since responsible viewers do not touch the art while readers must do so in order that the book fulfills its purpose. 

Spector’s Anderson Gallery installation, A Library for Babel, inclines more toward browsing than building, but like the Biblical tower it is named after, this work confronts the infrastructural paradox of the differences between private and public language, between thought and text, and between the surface of a structure and the depth of its meaning.

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F R I D A Y :

5 PM - Artist-in-Residence: Jami Milne Moxie

5 PM - Buzz Spector:  Library for Babel The Anderson Gallery

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S A T U R D A Y :

1 PM - Steamroller Printing 215 E 3rd St

3 PM - Meet the Artist Series Deborah

6 PM - Annual Halloween Horror Show Palek Studio & Gallery

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T H U R S D A Y :

5 PM - Chapter 47: Frank Hansen Moberg on Walnut


O P P O R T U N I T I E S :

Pitch In! Call for Entry Iowa City Deadline Oct 28th

Iowa Arts Council Project Grant DEADLINE November 1

PS1 Spring Call for Proposals Iowa City Deadline Nov 13th

COMMUNITY PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWCASE: STREET PHOTOGRAPHY DEADLINE November 15

Bemis: Art, Empathy, and Ethos : Thematic Residency DEADLINE December 1

GG’s Classified Updated weekly

Week of October 7
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ALL MADE UP AND NO PLACE TO GO by Jami Milne (source)

J A M I  M I L N E

First Friday October is a huge event - one of the greatest in Art Beacon’s history.  Among the many great shows listed below is the art of Jami Milne, opening at Hill Vintage & Knits.  Milne spent 100 consecutive days of her spring and summer creating 100 collages in 100 days. 

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T H U R S D A Y :

5 PM - Sculpture by Annick Ibsen: JAZZ Ankeny

5 PM - Naturally Iowa | Photographer Gary Hoard Ankeny

6 PM - 1,000 Words or More Moberg

6 PM - Momentum: Works of Growth and Recovery Hoyt Sherman

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F R I D A Y :

4:30 PM - Female Gaze Art Show Gravitate

5 PM - Collective Dysfunction [Gallery Walk!] Iowa City

5 PM - Community Art Event | KimB Kreatures Five Monkeys

5 PM - Jami Milne Hill Vintage & Knits

5 PM - Common Threads Wrapping Event Ames

6 PM - Edgard Camacho: Opposites, Integrated aesthetic contradictions Mars Cafe

6 PM - Fatal Flora: Photographs by Molly Wood Viaduct Gallery

6 PM - Grim Interfaces: The Art of D. Ryan Allen Barnes & Noble

6 PM - New Work: Notes, Documents & Postcards Never Sent  Ankeny

6:30 PM - Gallery Night with Rick Gray Palek Studio

7 PM - New Art Exhibit The Lift

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S A T U R D A Y :

10 AM - Ames Area Studio Tour Ames

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W E D N E S D A Y :

6 PM -  Bridgework | Art Exhibit Opening Salisbury House


O P P O R T U N I T I E S :

Rural Creative Placemaking Summit Oct 12-14 Register Now

Iowa Arts Council Project Grant DEADLINE November 1

COMMUNITY PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWCASE: STREET PHOTOGRAPHY DEADLINE November 15

Bemis: Art, Empathy, and Ethos : Thematic Residency DEADLINE December 1

GG’s Classified Updated weekly